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Kamikaze Girls [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] [Reino Unido]
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Meet Momoko (Kyoko Fukada from The Ring 2 and Dolls ), a self-absorbed dreamer who fantasizes about fleeing her backcountry home and living life in 18th century Versailles. When she unexpectedly meets the rebellious Ichigo (Anna Tsuchiya from Dororo and Sakuran ), a rough-and-tumble biker chick, the two misfits form a unique friendship together, nothing can stop them! Born from the pages of favourite cult author Novala Takemoto, Kamikaze Girls is a frenetic roller-coaster ride brimming with day-glo visuals and wild hilarity that you will never forget!
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Unfortunately, the release is flawed for anyone outside of the UK (or with a region-free/PAL player).
First, the good news: Video quality is very good (the DVD used a non-anamorphic transfer (so on a widescreen TV, black bars on all 4 sides) with "permanent subtitles" part of the video and pretty poor video. The Blu-Ray improves these in every way -- video is sharp for the most part (some scenes seem a little soft, but a very big improvement over the DVD. Definitely doesn't appear to be an "Upscale/Upconvert"). I will note - while it is Anamorphic widescreen, there are STILL black bars on all 4 sides, just much smaller (about 1 inch on each side (left/right/top/bottom), on a 32" TV) - I don't know why this is.
Subtitles are removable, audio is Japanese only (5.1).
Unfortunately, part of the problem comes with the 2nd disc (extras) - the extras include music videos, trailers, a short film, interviews with director & cast, and a 40-minute making-of clip (all on the 2nd disc) - while Disc 1 (Blu-Ray) is region free, Disc 2 is PAL-only and will not play on all/most players (a PS3, for example). These were NOT all on the US DVD, so this is a disappointment. There are no extras on the Blu-Ray itself.
Additionally, the "Sideways Mode" is missing (it was on the US DVD). The US DVD also included a booklet (Kamikaze Girls: Novala Takemoto preview) and a nice insert for the chapter listing.. none of which are on this set.
If you only care about the movie, this is still a great upgrade from the US DVD, just don't expect to be able to access the extras.
Rating = ***
Director: Yosuke Fujita
Producers: Naoko Arai et al.
Film = three stars; subtitles/translations = four stars; set designs/locations = four (4) stars; cinematography/lighting = 3.5 stars; music = barely three (3) stars. Director Yosike Fujita's contemporary screwball comedy is light weight (and light hearted), but a totally entertaining slice-of-life about a "lost generation" of grownups who, for the most past, defiantly refuse to, well, grow up! (Hey, given today's real world, you really can't blame them!) The Director seems to be asking "is there life after 30--or even before?"! Fujita (who is also credited as the script writer) engages in a fair amount of plot telegraphing, so there are few story surprises. The Director extracts comic bits from all his principal cast members by running the gamut from wry and stony-faced humor to flat out slapstick. Leading actor YosiYosi Arakawa is funny mostly because he just looks funny (but tends to over mug). Dramatic actress Yoshino Kimura provides most of the hilarity in the role of a beautiful but shy, klutzy but talented painter trying to find/keep a suitable day job ("suitable" meaning where employment and her over whelming clumsiness can somehow co-exist). Her character attracts three would-be lovers who do not seem to mind having a spastic girl friend! Subtitles are very good. They can be read no matter the background and manage to convey most of the humor. Cinematography (semi-wide screen, color) becomes jittery here and there. Lighting is fine. Synthesizer music is okay, but a bit repetitious. The story never really "ends" (perhaps a sequel was planned?). It just sort of drifts into the closing credits interspersed with a few out takes (suggesting what might happen next?). Off the wall and highly recommended. WILLIAM FLANIGAN, PhD.
This Third Windows Films' BR release (mistakenly coded with no region lock) was my cinematic salvation... Too bad all their other releases come coded for UK regions, their catalog is one of the coolest out there. This one comes with crisp image and color to honor the visual style of Tetsuya Nakashima, and lets you enjoy all the grand visuals of the movie (with optional English subtitles). Sound is a little on the low side, but it's pretty good. Extras in the R2 DVD include a 30min. Making Of (that's more a Behind the Scenes look at the cast, than making of the film), Anna Tsuchiya Music VIdeo, about 5min. of workprint footage, short interviews with Nakashima and Kyoko Fukada, the Japanese trailer of the film (plus TWF trailers), and the 10min short film Unicorn Ryuji (Sadao Abe's character).
I first saw it as a fansub, which would only play on the VCL Media Player. A quriky clunky player where you have to open the subtitles seperately. I couldn't figure it out right away, so the first time I watched it I opened them in a seperate window and scrolled them down as the movie progressed. A truely terrible way to watch a movie. But this movie was so good it didn't matter.
It has a real anime broght to life feel, unlike live action Sailor Moon, which seemed more like a reagular Japanese television show with cheesy effects so bad it was funny. Kamikazi Girls is just plain funny! But it's also very touching. And the animated scenes are great. The fansub did have one line better then the DVD. At the very beginning when the animated gang leader says, "My Bike Ignites!" was translated as, "My Machine Spits Fire!" in the fansub -- A far more colorful and dramatic way of reading that line. But don't let that stop you from buy this DVD. Just think "My Machine Spits Fire!" at the begininning when it comes up and enjoy the rest of the movie -- the rest of the translation in it is fine.
I had to wait 6 months for the Viz official release, but it was well worth the wait. I had a Suncoast gift card, but when they said they'd have to order it, I just jumped on Amazon and did it myself. It is the best movie of 2005!!! Do yourself a favor and order it today!!!!!